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Kia Motors America has hired a Chicago-based advertising agency to help drive its “U.S. multicultural communication strategy as well as diversity and inclusion efforts internally and externally.”
AEROSPACE: Positions second company for $100 million in sales
James Downey is replicating the business model that made him one of Orange County’s wealthiest executives.
AUTOMOTIVE: Once figured for exit, increases sales 29.8%
Mitsubishi Motors North America Inc., despite a slim model lineup, is out to prove all the doubting Thomases wrong.
TRANSPORTATION: JWA aims for more passengers, Mexico service
John Wayne Airport plans to reintroduce incentives for an airline to offer new routes to Mexico as part of its 2015 flight plan, which also includes more passengers and 15 additional flights by Southwest Airlines.
APPAREL: Board names new execs as it aims for turnaround
Robert McKnight Jr., co-founder of Quiksilver Inc., is leaving his post as the company’s executive chairman at the end of the month as the Huntington Beach-based action sports apparel and footwear manufacturer struggles with reduced quarterly revenues.
Register Head Shares Early Plans
Richard Mirman, three days on the job as interim publisher and chief executive of the Orange County Register and Freedom Communications Holdings Inc.’s other publications, counted the perks his new role has to offer.
Future Ads LLC, an Irvine-based advertising technology company, will combine with Jersey City, N.J.-based Kitara Media Corp., which focuses on video advertising. The transaction is expected to close by Dec. 31.
Darden Restaurants Inc., the parent company of Irvine-based Yard House USA Inc., named President and Chief Operating Officer Gene Lee Yard House’s interim chief executive.
Major Snowboarders Tell Their Stories
Oakley Inc. followed some of the biggest names in snowboarding—Shaun White, Mark McMorris, Ståle Sandbech, Jake Blauvelt and Nicolas Müller—down the slopes in Finland, British Columbia, Norway and Japan to produce “Snowboarding: For Me.”
Kia Motors America selected Cleveland Cavaliers’ forward LeBron James as its K900 Luxury Ambassador.
The Newport Beach City Council is set tonight to vote on a new amendment to an agreement that governs operations at John Wayne Airport.
Freedom Communications Holdings Inc. in Santa Ana named Richard Mirman interim publisher and chief executive of the Orange County Register, the Press-Enterprise and its other community newspapers, magazines and websites, the company reported Monday.
The Island Hotel Newport Beach plans to open Market Place, its retail craft food and drink offering inside the hotel, this week.
Preferred Hotel Group and Private Club Marketing will work together on a new program to increase hotel nights, golf course play and private club membership satisfaction for the two companies’ clients.
Future Ads LLC, an Irvine-based advertising technology company, said it will merge with Jersey City, N.J.-based Kitara Media Corp., which focuses on video advertising.